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Al Sawan Camel Track

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Not exactly the race track but near it

We got stuck in the sand - badly - quite near the track, our navigation machine brought us on route... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
WRW20181234
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Tbilisi, Georgia
racing with a difference

You need to get up very early and find a taxi driver who knows how to get to the track! It is in... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
ChrissyTozer
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 km circular racetrack offers camel racing from September to April.
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

We got stuck in the sand - badly - quite near the track, our navigation machine brought us on route not suitable we were rescued by some passing locals - extremely friendly and helpful

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

You need to get up very early and find a taxi driver who knows how to get to the track! It is in fact only a 20 minute journey from Ras Al Khaimah but, because he couldn't see any action, our driver nearly turned back....More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank ChrissyTozer
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Super friendly locals , the best start to the day what beautiful creatures a must see, a short taxi ride from the motel and you can ask for the taxi to stay as it is a bit hard to find one after the race

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 638raymondb
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved the camel races. Thos sport is the national sport so it's a great way to experience it and meet locals. Races start around 7am on Fridays through April. It was done by 07.30. We took a taxi to the track and our driver...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ClemsonWendi
Reviewed 28 February 2018

camel race is very near to rak airport, race start every friday morning at 6.30 am many race is going on that day.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ankurgargn
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Great local fun, meet 100reds of camels, nice Arabs who can tell you about their great animals, Only Dec. to Feb. Racing sometimes Friday, Sat or the big races on Sunday.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Theodor S
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Over the years I've seen some programmes on TV about camel races and I had this picture in my head about young jockeys riding the camel side by side doing their best to reach the goal line first. However this was something completely different! No...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank MosseTurku
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We're currently staying at the Rixos Bab al Bahr and I've read about the camel race track a few places. However, none seem to actually provide any decent info, and our hotel didn't seem to know much either. So we took a chance and booked...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Llamatheexplorer
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This place is a little hard to find but worth the effort if you are driving or maybe get a taxi. To an outsider it does not seem organinsed at all but that just added to the charm for us, experiencing the real deal and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This was so much fun for an hour. we went by taxi where the driver waited for us, and watch a couple of private races. worth a trip for 250 dirhams taxi fair.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Garry P
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aliplymouth
8 March 2018|
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Response from Theodor S | Reviewed this property |
No, in the hot season there are no races. Only Dec, Jan and Feb.
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KylieM1988
17 January 2016|
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Response from 638raymondb | Reviewed this property |
free to watch
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